I read recently about a Michigan man being bit by his pet cobra. I am reminded about the number of venomous snakes that we had to deal with in Milwaukee. I believe that people who own such animals have the deleterious gene for stupidity. We usually discovered the hoard of reptiles after the owner gets bitten. Then there is a frantic call for anti – venom that is in short supply. We need that anti-venom for zoo workers.
It is quite an experience for animal shelter workers when they are forced to house these reptiles, and that is not a good experience. You would be amazed as to the number of people who keep snakes and the number of venomous ones they choose to call pets.
The bottom line on this issue for me is that we are dealing with natural selection. Smart communities ban the ownership of such animals because some people are not born with the sense to know that venomous snakes are not pets.